Portfolio – Tamley Architectural Design

Tamley Architectural Design respects the individuality of each project and therefore we pride ourselves in the ability to design in many different architectural styles. We believe in the importance of creating continuity between the exterior and the interior designed style of any home. We welcome you to view a few of our completed projects below and contact us to discuss how we can work together to exceed your expectations.

Mesa Residence

Mesa ResidenceBuilt in the early 1900’s, this three story house went through a full transformation, inside and out. The exterior front entry of the home as well as the entry stairs and rails were completely re-designed to create a welcoming approach to this family home. The main floor of the home was designed to address the needs of daily family living as well as frequent and sizable gatherings of family and friends. The upper floor was redesigned to accommodate the bedroom and bathroom needs of a family of five. Throughout the house care was taken in both the exterior and interior material selections and finish detailing to create a home which emanates warmth and style, inside and out.

Green Valley Residence

Green Valley ResidenceThis remodel and addition transformed your average sized bedroom and outdated bathroom into a luxurious Master Suite. The charming new Master Bedroom features a coffered ceiling and a built in window seat looking out onto the lovely landscaped backyard. The television and fireplace were integrated seamlessly into the cabinetry, which creates both the surround and mantel of the fireplace while at the same time creating an alcove for the TV above. The French doors on each side lead to a private deck, which basks in the morning sunlight. The spa style Carrera marble bathroom would make anyone feel like royalty on a daily basis.

McAllister Residence

McAllister ResidenceThis home was completely remodeled to reflect both the functional needs and aesthetic tastes of a family of five. One of the main challenges in designing the kitchen was how to resolve the need for more daylight. Backsplash windows were used on each side of the range to shed light onto the countertops throughout the day, without sacrificing any of the cabinetry storage. An additional benefit of these windows is the ability to bring the feeling of the outdoors in, with these windows extending the view into the wonderfully landscaped yard. The custom designed wall cabinet in the family room allows the TV to be completely concealed, yet easily opened with retractable doors, to allow full view from around the room. The “blue” bathroom was incorporated into the house for daily use by the three children. With the addition of a door to the exterior, this bathroom became easily accessible from the backyard pool.


KitchensTamley Architectural Design provides innovative solutions to the challenges of creating a kitchen that is highly functional, yet also has character and style. Great attention is given to the overall layout of the kitchen in terms of both it’s function and how it relates to adjacent spaces within the home. Materials, cabinetry design and lighting are carefully considered to achieve a highly successful kitchen remodel.

Tuscan Villa

Tuscan VillaSet in the Sierra foothills on an up sloped site, this home features a two-story tower at its center. Stone-clad walls connect the tower with the other wings of the house, which are constructed with walls made of straw bales, covered in an earthen plaster. The straw bale walls, in conjunction with the insulated wood framed windows and hydronically heated concrete floors, maintain a comfortable interior climate throughout the hot and cold seasons of the year.

1920’s Restoration

1920’s RestorationThis remodel restored the original 1920’s character to this vintage home. From wood wainscoting and trim details, to glass doorknobs and push button light switches, careful attention was given to every detail. The original entry porch, living room, kitchen and bathroom were remodeled in accordance with the architectural style of the twenties. This main level of the house was expanded to include a master bedroom and dining room, which both open onto decks overlooking the landscaped backyard. An interior staircase connects this level to the new rooms below, creating a cohesive flow through the house and a strong connection with the outdoors.

Kenwood Residence

Set in a meadow in the Sonoma Valley, this house is oriented to take advantage of both sunlight and surrounding views. The arched roof-line in the living room is aligned to frame the view of a nearby mountain peak, and it is also the central focus of the open floor plan for living spaces. Interior spaces are open to outdoor patios and covered porches, setting the tone for easy living and entertaining. The exterior walls are built of straw bales, providing a controlled interior climate year-round. Deep-set windows with stained frames, doors salvaged from Mexican villas, and the reclaimed wood used for floors and beams all contribute to a very rich and authentic interior.

Richardson Residence

Richardson ResidenceThis major remodel came about as a response to the special and functional needs of a growing family as well as a desire to create a stronger connection between the house and the exterior spaces and panoramic views. A functional and aesthetic transformation was achieved by reorganizing interior spaces, adding square footage and designing a new roof line to create architectural style on the exterior and dramatic raised ceilings on the interior. A new kitchen and breakfast area opens out to the patio and poolside on a sunny side of the house, while on the opposite side, the dining room opens out to a more formal covered porch where outdoor dining and bay views can be enjoyed year-round.